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Overstaying Fines for Foreigners in Turkey 2021

Recently,  “Overstaying Fines for Foreigners in Turkey” issue started to be asked to our consultants. During their staying time in Turkey, if the foreigners violate visa/residence permits, an entrance penalty would be applied for them for determined time periods. On the other, in case of not paying the overstaying fine, the foreigners can face with 5-years entrance ban to Turkey. As it is known, visa violation penalty is imposed in case of staying in the country of destination for longer than the visa period. Time out of the violation, except to enter Turkey border crossing illegally smuggled in a way that also leads to the violation of visa.

However, exceeding visa period and purpose, and not obeying the rules of staying purposes of residence or work permit while entering to Turkey, can cause the visa violation. Despite the end of the duration of the work permit of foreigners who continue to work in Turkey or despite the end of the duration of the residence permit, foreigners also who continue living in Turkey can be face with visa violation. Foreigners are fined in all visa violations. In continuation of this article, the remaining fugitives is one of the most curious subject by foreigners about the amount of penalty fees and you will find details on how to calculate Turkey.

Visa Violation and Illegal Issues

As its known, the foreigners stay illegal in Turkey who make visa violation. Foreigners whose visa period exceeded must pay a penalty fee in addition to the residence permit fee. The penalty in question is calculated as twice the annual residence permit fee. Some foreign nationals are required to pay a visa fee in addition to this fee calculated in case of illegal use. In case of a visa violation and illegal stay of foreigners, as well as fines between 1 month to 5 years or indefinitely is a decision to ban entry to Turkey.

Foreigners who have the complete lack of documents of foreigners, irregular behavior, underreporting and incomplete payment of the penalty, not obeying the procedures entering to Turkeyy, entering, can face with a 5-year deport penalty. For this reason, it is recommended that the relevant processes be carried out with great care and through consultants.

How to Calculate Overstaying Fines for Foreigners in Turkey?

To learn the correct overstaying fine amount of foreigners who stay illegal in Turkey, they should apply to visa violation offices in airports and border gates. In case the amount of fines to be applied in cases where a visa violation and penalty fees and the amount of leakage that they are citizens of foreign countries are calculated in different ways depending on the nature of the time they stay in Turkey. The penalty fees presented as an example are for guidance and the most accurate amounts are calculated by the visa violation offices.

For Azerbaijan citizens, have 30-days visa-free staying right in Turkey. An Azerbaijan citizen who stay for 9 months totally in Turkey, stayed in Turkey as legal for the first 1 month, and stayed as illegal in last 8 months. In this case, the penalty fee to pay; It is calculated as 50 USD (First month fee) + 70 USD (10 USD for each month after the first month) + Card fee.

For Georgia citizens, have 90-days visa-free staying right in Turkey. A Georgia citizen who stay for 9 months totally in Turkey, stayed in Turkey as legal for the first 3 month, and stayed as illegal in last 6 months. In this case, the penalty fee to pay; It is calculated as 50 USD (First month fee) + 50 USD (10 USD for each month after the first month) + Visa fee.

For Uzbekistan citizens, have 30-days visa-free staying right in Turkey. An Uzbekistan citizen who stay for 6 months totally in Turkey, stayed in Turkey as legal for the first 1 month, and stayed as illegal in last 5 months. In this case, the penalty fee to pay; It is calculated as 50 USD (First month fee) + 40 USD (10 USD for each month after the first month) + Card fee + Visa fee.

Where to Pay Overstaying Fines?

Foreigners who stay illegal in Turkey must pay overstaying fines as soon as possible for not to be deported. The mentioned fine is paid to the visa violation office located at the airports. The amount of penalty fines for visa vilolations in Turkey is also calculated in this office.

In this article, we mentioned about the overstaying fines for foreigners in Turkey who stay legal in Turkey briefly. However, you can learn the exact penalty amounts from the foreigners office located at the border gates and airports.

Ata Kurumsal

Ata Institutional Consulting is a leading consultancy company in its field, with expert personnel, with 12 years of experience, providing residence permit, work permit, Turkish citizenship consultancy and corporate consultancy services to foreigners. Ata Instiutional Consultancy

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  1. Hello good day please i am a nigerian i overstayed in Turkey due to Covid because i was not able to renew my residence permit so when going i went to pay my fine but they said i would have pay my when coming back into Turkey but I went to the Turkish embassy in Nigeria the said i will have to get a lawyer to pay my fine in Turkey i did so and the lawyer said they said my system won’t be open to make such payment until I’m in the country

  2. Hello good day please i am a nigerian i overstayed in Turkey due to Covid because i was not able to renew my residence permit so when going i went to pay my fine but they said i would have pay my when coming back into Turkey but I went to the Turkish embassy in Nigeria the said i will have to get a lawyer to pay my fine in Turkey i did so and the lawyer said they said my system won’t be open to make such payment until I’m in the country

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